While we continue to provide the comprehensive online support via chat, Ask Us and online appointments, we are now also introducing limited access to study spaces and PCs, as well as to requesting items via a Click & Collect service.
These services are by appointment only, so in order to be able to visit campus, you will need to confirm you slot, as University Security has to be notified of your visit in advance.
We knew that having a centralised place to check would make your life easier, so we worked hard to produce a tool that would clearly show you the status of Library Services’ core systems and services. So now, in one place, we are able to highlight to you known issues and periods of service disruption, and provide you with information on alternatives where necessary.
On that page you will be able to check the status of our online resources, services and spaces. Specific major issues are highlighted at the top, but you can click on each category to get more details on what is happening (an alert shows next to a category when there is an issue related to it), and learn about other potential issues:
In Online resources are listed current issues with library resources and news items about upcoming maintenance, as well as workarounds for known issues. If you have found an issue with a resource, this page may tell you why. If not, you can report the issue to firstname.lastname@example.org
By checking the status of our Services, you will know if any of them is disrupted – did you know that all but one are available at the moment?
Currently all our physical Spaces are closed, of course, but this will be a useful page to remember checking when we reopen.
Returning students will notice that Level 6 is closed for refurbishment as part of our wider work to develop the library estate.
Levels 4 and 5 are still available for silent study. In addition to the silent spaces inside the Library, we have transformed B411c into a silent study room. You can access this new silent study space by taking the lift or stairs from the refectory end of the Level 1 walkway to the 4th floor and following signs to Silent Study.
Our Technobooths and Pods on Level 3 of Northampton Square Library are now available to book for quiet collaborative work. Students can book these spaces for a maximum of two hours per day, up to two weeks in advance. You can book these online through our new look bookings pages.
Technobooths are ideal for working with your colleagues on a group project or presentation as they are equipped with a large screen which you can plug your own laptop into. Our quiet collaborative pods are great if you want to study in the same place as your friends.
If you want to study in a group, then our group study rooms and spaces on Level 2 are for you.
Over the summer we installed nearly 700 metres of shelving on Level 3 and moved 1.2 km of books to spread the library stock across three levels of Northampton Square Library; the same length as Oxford Street from Oxford Circus to Marble Arch stations! As a result you will see some empty shelves on Level 5.
You will now find your books on Levels 3, 4, and 5. CityLibrary Search has also been updated to show you which level the book you are after is on.
All this work was done in preparation for planned developments to our spaces. Watch this space for more information in the coming months…
There’s been some changes at Cass Library! Over the summer we had some refurbishment work done to improve your study environment. We’ve taken down a partition wall and expanded the Financial Resources Zone to create a more comfortable space, added some sound-dampening panels to the walls, and installed a lovely new sliding door between the Financial Resources Zone and the adjacent study area.
There’s new desks and chairs around the library and in the PC lab, new plugs with USB ports and new lamps with different brightness settings. We’ve even had a lick of paint! Take a look at the sliding door in operation:
We hope you like it all: let us know what you think!